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Transforming the creation and delivery of infrastructure

Current trends in the construction industry reflect the need to adopt technological advances and initiate a transformational shift from conventional on-site construction to a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) approach.

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First CanBIM event in New Brunswick

The OCRC partnered with CanBIM and OSCO Construction Group to bring N.B. its first CanBIM event. Over 100 local industry attended presentations from speakers from across Canada, including the tour of a modular hotel. Dr. Zhen Lei, OSCO Research Chair in Off-site Construction, also presented his research to industry. The event was such a success and will be returning to N.B. in 2020!

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OCRC Partners with Kognitiv Spark

The Off-site Construction Research Centre hosted Kognitiv Spark for a demonstration of their RemoteSpark technology, which allows remote workers to connect with subject matter experts using audio, video and augmented or mixed reality. UNB is the first academic institution to acquire the Trimble XR10 hardhat-compatible Microsoft HoloLens 2 solution and will use this and RemoteSpark for pilot projects and research with partners.

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Transforming Construction 2020 postponed

The OCRC’s inaugural event, Transforming Construction 2020, was originally scheduled for March 25-26, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OCRC will instead host a series of interactive webinars in June 2020, followed by an in-person event scheduled for the fall of 2020.

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MBI Emergency & Crisis Response

The Modular Building Institute (MBI) has launched their Emergency & Crisis Response page, with resources for people and organizations in the construction and modular construction industry. If you are a company with capacity and the capability to aid in the response to COVID-19, please visit the MBI website for more details.

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